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  1. Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Marries His Nurse
    I have mixed feelings about this. Part of me says, "Awesome! We all deserve to be happy with someone who has seen us at our worst and still wants to be there". Then there's the part of me that...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Advice for a new peds nurse?
    My variation on that is "Never turn your back on a child. You know that IV in their hand? Well, it's in their mouth now."
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  3. crne critical thinking questions
    I sure hope these questions are not coming from a copyrighted booklet.
    Aug 27
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  4. crne critical thinking questions
    Elevating the head of the bed allows gravity to assist in lung expansion. Try this. Lie down flat on your bed and take the deepest breath you can. Take note of the effort required and how much you...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  5. need nursing care plan for adult with cerebral palsy
    Hello and welcome to allnurses.com. Please take this in the spirit intended... you might want to reconsider using your real name as your user name. At some point in the future your posts here could...
    Aug 26
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Should I quit now in orientation?
    It sure sounds like a place I wouldn't want to work. New staff members need support and guidance while orienting to a new environment. There does come a point where people have to stand on their own...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Move to Quebec
    Your thread has been moved to the Nurse Registration forum because your questions relate more to obtaining initial registration in Québec and not the broader category of nursing in Canada. Hopefully...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  8. Reciprocity of US RN and Canada RN in 2015
    You're also basically comparing apples to bananas. IELTS is a measure of English language proficiency. NCLEX and CRNE measure nursing knowledge and critical thinking. As JustBeachyNurse said,...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  9. Reciprocity of US RN and Canada RN in 2015
    It seems you have the belief that having passed the US NCLEX makes you a US RN. It does not. You are still an RN from your country of origin and are still expected to meet the same criteria as...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  10. Can an Overseas Nurse come to Canada and work without CRNE?
    If you don't mind me asking, why would you think it would be possible to work in Canada as a nurse without passing some sort of exam? Job prospects for IENs are quite poor these days. Nursing is...
    Aug 24
    Forum: International Nursing
  11. Terrible shift!
    For the patient? No, probably not. Expiry dates and times on infusions are most often related to risk of infection than for stability. The monograph doesn't give a specific reason for changing the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  12. Question about registration-  Help please
    joanna73 brings up a couple of good points... fraud and protecting the public. That's the major role of our regulatory bodies, to protect the public by verifying and validating the competence of...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  13. Question about registration-  Help please
    Just to clarify... If CNO is the regulatory body under which you applied for and wrote the CRNE, then you must take out your initial registration with CNO before you can register in any other...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  14. Question about registration-  Help please
    Everywhere else in the country you have to first register in the province or territory where you were educated and then transfer your registration. I wouldn't think NWT/NU would be any different....
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  15. Hiring statistics needed for my divorce
    Have you thought about contacting AHS' human resources department and asking them to compile them for you? They'd probably say no, but I don't think you have anything to lose by having the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  16. What do YOU do with your old scrubs?
    I have scrubs in my closet that I've been wearing for 15 years or more. They just seem not to wear out... and they still fit! I've bagged up some that were too big or the wrong colour and donated...
    Aug 20
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  17. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    We always seem to do things halfway. We've had EMRs in our ICUs for about 5 years, but all our orders, MARs, specialist consults, specialist progress notes, lab reports and diagnostic imaging reports...
    Aug 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. CRNE oct1,2014
    Please don't mistake this for being mean. I strongly recommend you withdraw from the October exam and instead take an English-as-a-second-language course to improve your English skills before you try...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Canada CRNE / CPNRE Nursing Exams
  19. which province/place in canada is best to work as a nurse
    I completely understand wanting a better life and I said as much. Who among us doesn't want better pay, better surroundings and better opportunities? The point I'm trying to make is that when someone...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  20. which province/place in canada is best to work as a nurse
    Let me see if I understand what you're asking. You came to Canada without first laying the ground work to be able to work. You haven't given any information about what circumstances led you to go to...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  21. is alteplase EVER contraindicated for central line occlusions?
    Don't forget that clots are not the only problem that causes obstruction in central lines. Ever seen what happens when you mix phenytoin (Dilantin) with a dextrose-containing solution? When the...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    Hmm. I remember when Elvis died... it was 37 years ago Saturday. I was at work when I heard, slinging hash in a coffee shop. I've been a nurse since just before the Internet entered the public...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What did your manager do for you?
    One thing I can't stress enough is to understand the pressures your staff operate under. When patient turnover is rapid, with transfers only happening because of emergencies outside the unit forcing...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. CRNE will become NCLEX by 2015? Philippines
    Nursecejay wasn't referring to Canada with 'state boards'. S/he said 'college or state board' since the OP seemed interested in both Canada and the US.
    Aug 15
    Forum: International Nursing
  25. Why can't we tell pts/families we're understaffed?
    Another difference in acute care between Canada and the US is that we don't have such a thing as "patient care tech". On my unit, I do ALL aspects of care for my patients. Our nursing assistants...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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